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Screams Of Torture Ring Out As Iraqis Resume Control Of Abu Ghraib

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posted on Sep, 11 2006 @ 12:55 PM
Prisoners at Abu Ghraib have renewed allegations of terrible conditions and allege their new captors the Iraqis are once again torturing them while many are further complaining about diet changes. Other complaints range from those of overcrowded/filthy conditions, no TV, no air-conditioning, no Red Cross visits, just to name a few. These new complaints come just one short week after Iraq had resumed control of the prison.

The notorious Abu Ghraib prison in Baghdad is at the centre of fresh abuse allegations just a week after it was handed over to Iraqi authorities, with claims that inmates are being tortured by their new captors.

Staff at the jail say the Iraqi authorities have moved dozens of terrorist suspects into Abu Ghraib from the controversial Interior Ministry detention centre in Jadriyah, where United States troops last year discovered 169 prisoners who had been tortured and starved.

An independent witness who went into Abu Ghraib this week told The Sunday Telegraph that screams were coming from the cell blocks housing the terrorist suspects. Prisoners released from the jail this week spoke of routine torture of terrorism suspects and on Wednesday, 27 prisoners were hanged in the first mass execution since the overthrow of Saddam Hussein's regime.

Conditions in the rest of the jail were grim, with an overwhelming stench of excrement, prisoners crammed into cells for all but 20 minutes a day, food rations cut to just rice and water and no air conditioning.

Some of the small number of prisoners who remained in the jail after the Americans left said they had pleaded to go with their departing captors, rather than be left in the hands of Iraqi guards.

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I see this as kind of a good news bad news scenario here.

The bad news is Iraqis are torturing their own, but the good news is now the prisoners are saying they were treated better by Americans, which is contrary to what many human rights activists have been saying.

That means that those that are released will probably pass along the good to their fellow citizens who in turn may take on a better view then they have now, which hopefully could end the war sooner.

[edit on 9/11/2006 by shots]

posted on Sep, 11 2006 @ 01:04 PM
But hey, it's ok cos they are our friends. Not like in the days of bad old Saddam.
Of course, bad old Saddam used to have people tortured too, but he was our bestest buddie in the region at the time so those must have been REAL bad people he was torturing....right?

posted on Sep, 11 2006 @ 01:14 PM
Why is this a suprise?
War brings out the best, and the worst, in people.

posted on Sep, 12 2006 @ 12:52 PM

Originally posted by Britguy
But hey, it's ok cos they are our friends.

I certainly was not implying it was OK. Frankly I find it appalling myself, but by the lack of responses I would assume others may feel it is ok because it Iraqis doing it

Now if this story was pointing a finger at the US everyone would be over it like buzzards crying foul, kinda makes one go hmmmmmm.

posted on Sep, 15 2006 @ 11:00 AM
I say its good, We cant get in trouble, we get the info we need and the terrorist lose. What is so damn horrible about that. When you are dealing with an enemy that wants to die killing us and out allies, i say we tourture them to the brink or death, then revive them and get em ready for round 2. once they admit to wrong doing, they must be removed from society as to cut off the hatred of america.

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